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The Jacksons scrap first two dates on summer tour

Jermaine Jackson and his brothers have cancelled the first two dates of their upcoming U.S. tour to continue recording songs for their new album.

The surviving members of the Jackson 5 announced plans in April to hit the road for their first trek in almost three decades, and they were due to kick off the Unity roadshow in Louisville, Kentucky on June 18.

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But Jermaine, Jackie, Marlon and Tito Jackson have had to cancel the Louisville gig and another in Cincinnati on June 19 as a result of "scheduling conflicts," reports

The Jacksons are said to be keen to complete work on their comeback album before heading out on their tour, which will now begin in Ontario, Canada on June 20.

It is not yet known if Michael Jackson's older brothers will reschedule the scrapped dates.

The Unity concerts will mark the first time the group has toured together since 1984. Their last album, "2300 Jackson Street," was released in 1989.

Jun 4, 2012 9:43PM
Jun 4, 2012 8:55AM
I don't think these guys could fill a neighborhood Bar with  no cover charge. Their just tryin to take a ride on Michael an Janets' coattails.
Jun 4, 2012 8:40AM
C'mon guys, i know how popular, wonderful, and talented Michael was, but wouldn't Michael want his brothers to continue doing what makes them happy? i say they should go out and give it the best shot they have if that's what makes them happy.
Jun 4, 2012 8:31AM
Oh yeah, the masses are just rioting at the news of the postponement. Me thinks they oughta set their ambitions low. The 'meal ticket' is gone, & the next most successful Jackson (i.e Janet) isn't on this. And with family wreck, LaToya, never too far away....well, they should consider themselves lucky if they sell modestly at a few theaters or clubs around the country.
Jun 4, 2012 7:44AM
The Jackson family is very talented, however that talent worked best as a group with Michael as lead singer. Michael is gone and music has changed, and these brothers have to find their nitche to make it in the music business. Just a thought - if these brothers felt they had something to offer the fans, why did they let decades go by before now?. Michael was the most talented in music, but other choices in life met his fate. No one can say he was a pedophile because their was no proof and the accusers lied. I believe Michael was innocent but too caring, and trusting. Rest Michael!!.  
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